Jac Brown looks at the risks of real connection.

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What obstacles do men face in their attempts to become better fathers? Michael Eburn reflects on his own experience and comes up with some ideas.

Separation and rejection or honouring our connection? Bob Pease discusses the politics of the mother/son relationship.

Trich Wilson's response to Louise B. Silverstein and Carl F. Auerbach's article "Deconstructing the Essential Father."

Richard Jones on how ‘daddy’s girls’ changed his life.

Richard Jones on de-gendering fathering to become a better parent.

The fathers’ rights movement is defined by the claim that fathers are deprived of their ‘rights’ and subjected to systematic discrimination as men and fathers, in a system biased towards women and dominated by feminists. Fathers’ rights groups overlap with men’s rights groups and both represent an organised backlash to feminism. Fathers’ rights and men’s rights groups can be seen as the anti-feminist wing of the men’s movement, the network of men’s groups and organisations mobilised on gender issues. Please see below for the attachment, in Word.

Men's rights groups represent a hostile backlash to feminism, but their efforts in fact are unhelpful and even harmful for men themselves. Michael Flood describes how we can respond.

Chris Dixon reflects on the inspiring tools and difficult lessons left by his father.

Men's rights groups use flawed methodology to make false claims about the impact of fatherlessness. In Fatherhood and Fatherlessness (Australia Institute, Discussion Paper No. 59, November, pp. 21-23) Michael Flood reveals the junk science behind the National Fatherhood Forum's claim that "boys from a fatherless home are 14 times more likely to commit rape".